Mix and Match Patterns Like a Pro With These Simple Tips

You'll be mixing patterns like a pro in no time with these design-savvy tips and tricks.

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It happens more often than I can count: Someone finds out I’m a stylist at HGTV and anxiety flashes across their face. Turns out people get a little stressed out by everyday design questions. One of the big ones? The basics on mixing and matching patterns like designers do.

Whether it’s bed linens or upholstery, choosing patterns that complement each other can seem daunting, but anyone can achieve a trendy, professional result with just a few tips. We’re using some of our favorite throw pillows to show you just how easy it is to get your pattern on. Here’s a cheat sheet:

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Liz Gray

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Armed with our arsenal of savvy pattern picks, you’ll be mixing patterns like an old pro.

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